Sports

SPORTS SHORTS: Grundy Center defeats Cougars in three

Local Sports

GRUNDY CENTER — The Class 2A No. 3 Grundy Center volleyball team continued its undefeated start to the season with a three-set win over Sumner-Fredericksburg on Tuesday, 25-17, 25-11, 25-15. Brooke Flater and Kylie Willis combined to lead the Spartans offensively with nine kills each, while ...

It’s a breeze

Local Sports

Home court advantage is something the Class 5A No. 15 Marshalltown volleyball team has benefitted from all season heading into Tuesday’s matchup with Fort Dodge, and that advantage didn’t disappear as the Bobcats rolled to yet another three-set sweep at home, taking down the Dodgers, 25-12, ...

Iowa’s passing game takes step forward

Local Sports

IOWA CITY — It’s difficult to overstate just how inept Iowa’s passing game had become by the end of last season. Last weekend’s win at Iowa State showed that the Hawkeyes (2-0) might finally be dangerous through the air again. Sophomore Nate Stanley leads the Big Ten in passing ...

Schupbach named track coach at Urbandale

Local Sports

URBANDALE — Former North Tama High School standout Brooke (Dinsdale) Schupbach has been named the new head coach of the Urbandale girls’ track team. Schupbach, who was a part of three Class 1A state champion teams as a prep at North Tama, moves up from her previous post as one of the ...

Gruening, Pedersen pace ’Cats at Valley Invite

Local Sports

WEST DES MOINES — Marshalltown cross country traveled down to compete in the Tom Karpan Invite on Tuesday afternoon, with the Bobcat girls taking eighth as a team in their race and the MHS boys finishing 10th. Mary Kate Gruening was the high-finisher on the day for the girls, taking 38th ...

MHS girls sunk by Dowling

Local Sports

WEST DES MOINES — The Marshalltown girls swimming and diving team opened up CIML Iowa Conference competition on Tuesday with a 146-39 loss to Dowling Catholic. Junior diver Ali Trowbridge was the only event winner on the night, taking first in the diving with a total score of 242.55. Her ...

SPORTS SHORTS: MCC men’s soccer beats Hawkeye 5-1

Local Sports

WATERLOO — The NJCAA Division I No. 13 Marshalltown Community College soccer team earned a road win on Tuesday, traveling to take down the RedTails from Hawkeye Community College 5-1. Five different Tigers scored in the match, with Evandro Resende starting things off early with his goal ...

Big Ten will increase Week 1 conference games in 2020, ‘21

Local Sports

The Big Ten will increase its number of conference football games in the opening weeks of the season in 2020 and 2021. There also is a change in rivalry week in schedules announced Tuesday. Iowa will meet Wisconsin and Nebraska will play Minnesota the last week of the regular season in 2020 ...

Still unbeaten

Local Sports

AMES — The 2016 fall golf season ended at Veenker Memorial Golf Course for the Marshalltown boys’ golf team, so a one-stroke tournament victory in the Bobcats’ return trip to the same venue nearly 11 months later made head coach Lucas Johnson’s day. The Bobcats shot a 301 team total ...

Tenth-ranked Mustangs lead locals

Local Sports

TOLEDO — Summer weather made a comeback on Monday evening as eight area cross country teams gathered at the Otter Creek Lake Park for the South Tama County Invitational. On the boys end of the meet, Class 3A No. 4 Grinnell took home the top three finishing spots but there was a tight race ...

Montgomery off to big start

Local Sports

AMES — Iowa State appears to finally have the kind of potent offense it will need to compete in Big 12 play. Sophomore running back David Montgomery is a big reason why. Montgomery has emerged as a star for the Cyclones, rushing for 194 yards and three touchdowns in two games, averaging ...

Gimbel earns NSIC’s top offensive weekly honor

Local Sports

BURNSVILLE, Minn. — Southwest Minnesota State University senior quarterback Blake Gimbel was named the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference’s Offensive Player of the Week for the fourth time in his career after the Mustangs’ 51-35 win Thursday night at MSU-Moorhead. Gimbel, a 2013 ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Glenn dominates Tucker in UFC 215

Local Sports

EDMONTON — Marshalltown’s own Rick “The Gladiator” Glenn improved his professional MMA record to 20-4 on Saturday in an undercard in the UFC 215 event, as Glenn rolled to a unanimous decision over Gavin Tucker in their featherweight match, 30-25, 30-24, 29-27. Glenn landed 184 ...

Johnson injured in Cardinals’ Week 1 loss

Local Sports

DETROIT — David Johnson had a lot of eyes — and bodies — on him every time he touched the ball against the Detroit Lions. Coming off a spectacular season, Arizona’s star running back was stunted and knocked out of the game with a wrist injury in a 35-23 loss Sunday. Johnson led the ...

MCC volleyball takes down Statesmen JV

Local Sports

The Marshalltown Community College volleyball team earned a victory on Sunday afternoon as the Tigers took down the William Penn University junior varsity squad in four sets, 25-23, 25-17, 26-28, 25-19. Outside hitter Jesenia Colbert said the team had a few new faces on the court, which led ...

UNI’s Farley chosen for MVFC defensive honor

Local Sports

CEDAR FALLS — Following a 45-38 overtime victory over Cal Poly on Saturday night, Northern Iowa linebacker Jared Farley was named the Missouri Valley Football Converence Co-Defensive Player of the Week. Farley finished the game with 11 total tackles against the Mustangs, four solo tackles ...

SPORTS SHORTS: South Tama football beats Charles City

Local Sports

TAMA — The South Tama football team earned its second win of the year with a 29-20 victory over Charles City at home on Friday night. Colton Vest led the Trojans (2-1) on the ground with 87 rushing yards, including a 22-yard touchdown scamper, and Mario Moncada added two scores on the ...

Reversal of fortune

Local Sports

AMES — Saturday’s 65th playing of the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series didn’t lack for offensive firepower, as the University of Iowa and Iowa State combined to light up the scoreboard at Jack Trice Stadium for 85 points and 964 yards. In fact, when the final horn sounded at the end of ...

Dunne’s TD pass in OT lifts UNI past Cal Poly

Local Sports

CEDAR FALLS — Eli Dunne threw four touchdowns, including the game-winner in overtime, and Northern Iowa beat Cal Poly 45-38 on Saturday. Dunne hit Daurice Fountain for a 13-yard score in overtime to put the Panthers (1-1) up for good. Dunne was 25 of 40 for 325 yards for the Panthers. ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Bobcats go 2-2 at SE Polk tourney

Local Sports

PLEASANT HILL — The Class 5A No. 15 Marshalltown volleyball team headed to Southeast Polk on Saturday, where the Bobcats finished 2-2. MHS (7-5) beat Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont (21-17, 21-18) and Des Moines North (21-6, 21-7) while losing to No. 14 Urbandale (25-18, 25-10) and No. 7 West ...